- Report: #270689
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Complaint Review: Marcus Ryan Jeff Believe In Miracles Foundation
Marcus Ryan Jeff Believe In Miracles Foundation3025 W. San Bruno Ave. Fresno, California U.S.A.
Marcus Ryan Jeff Believe In Miracles Foundation, James L. Jeff Jr; Susan Jeff "non-profit ripped me off for $30,000 ripoff Fresno California
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After I sent the check and they collected the chamber they indicated that "our agreement was null and void" and "they could no longer afford my services". We wrangled around for a few months trying to get my money or the chamber back.
In March the owner's husband agreed that he was willing to pay me back the money. My office manager got on the telephone and we agreed on terms. Mr. Jeff indicated that they were satisfactory and that if I had a contract written up he would sign it. I had a memo of understanding written up and a contract. He did not sign either and promptly defaulted on the note. I wrote him a 30 day notice, then a 60 day notice.
Finally, they sent me a check for $200 labeled "chamber payment". I did not cash it, but filed suit (regarding the unpayment of the debt) in Alameda County. Defendant's jerked me around about service (owner denied that her husband's name was James Jeff), finally I got them served. 3 days ago they got an attorney who filed a "reservation for a motion to quash" based on jurisdiction, and send me a copy [without a postmark on the envelope]. He is asking for a hearing stating that the contract was entered into in Fresno (it was not - it was over the telephone), and they are asking for attorney fees of $5000.
My position is that jurisdiction is proper. I entered into the agreement in Oakland, suffered damages in Oakland, and just because it is inconvenient for them to come to Oakland to defend their actions, it is not sufficient for the change of venue.
I plan on filing a default judgement tomorrow. What should I do about their improper service to me? What should I do about their motion to quash?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/27/2007 09:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Marcus-Ryan-Jeff-Believe-In-Miracles-Foundation/Fresno-California-94704/Marcus-Ryan-Jeff-Believe-In-Miracles-Foundation-James-L-Jeff-Jr-Susan-Jeff-non-profit-270689. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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